Saturday, June 21, 2014

Stop the Dirty Talk!


Stop all your dirty talk. Say the right thing at the right time and help others by what you say.

Don't make God's Spirit sad. The Spirit makes you sure that someday you will be free from your sins.

Stop being bitter and angry and mad at others. Don't yell at one another or curse each other or ever be rude.  Instead, be kind and merciful, and forgive others, just as God forgave you because of Christ.

Ephesians 4:29-32

Why is "dirty talk" a problem for a follower of Jesus Christ?  It is because Satan wants the words of a disciple of Christ to bring shame to the Father.  A friend of mine recently bought a tee-shirt that has the name of Jesus written on the front.  When he wore the shirt for the first time he discovered that it is much easier to control his language with Jesus printed across his chest! 

Godly Words are powerful.  God spoke the world into existence.  With your mouth you can proclaim "Jesus is Lord" to the Glory of God the Father! 

Ungodly words are also powerful.  Peter denied even knowing Jesus three times on the night before the Crucifixion!  Relationships can be destroyed forever with hateful words.  Many Christians today have the opportunity and are encouraged to deny Christ in order to save their lives here on earth! 

Do you remember the old saying: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me?"  Well that old saying is quite wrong.  "Sticks and stones can only break my bones, but words can completely destroy me!" 

Remember, every time you open your mouth to speak you have an opportunity to speak Godly words that will build up and encourage or you can speak words that will hurt, harm and ultimately destroy.  Think before you speak and wear a Jesus tee-shirt if that will help!

"Lord Jesus open my mouth today to speak only Your Words!  May the Words of my mouth be acceptable in Your sight!  Amen."

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